HOW TO BUILD YOUR
SANIBEL ISLAND DREAM HOME

Current model at 1606 Sabal Sands:

$475,000 plus extras.

 

Original model (same floor plan with smaller front porch and vinyl siding, as opposed to hardie board):

 

$450,000 plus extras.

 

READY TO VIEW? CALL ANN: 239.850.0979

Benefits to Building a New Home on Sanibel Island:

  • New hurricane rated windows
  • New roof
  • New kitchen
  • New bathrooms
  • New plumbing
  • New electrical
  • A modern, current floor plan
  • Concrete block pilings
In addition to having every “new,” you will benefit from substantial annual savings between $400 and $500 per month in insurance and utility bills!

Total Costs to Build a New Home on Sanibel:

Our builder includes some allowances, flooring, cabinets, and appliances. Permit fees, hook up fees and site work are not included. Generally, you will upgrade some materials. For example, we upgraded from vinyl siding to hardie board at a cost of $14,000. The costs to consider are the costs to clear and fill the lot. A cleared lot on high ground will require less money to get ready to build. A lot needing clearing and fill can add $15,000 to the total price. As your Realtor, I will make you aware of these issues when we are looking at lots in your price range.

Start looking at Sanibel
lots & new models:

STEP 1

Look at our model at 1606 Sabal Sands. Our builder has smaller models from $350,000.

STEP 2

Currently, there are 65 lots for sale on Sanibel starting at $150,000. Most of our customers settle in the $200,000 to $400,000 price range. We moved to Sanibel in 1982 and are happy to share our island knowledge with you!

STEP 3

Find a lot you like in your price range and if possible ask for a survey — if the seller has one.

STEP 4

Talk to our builder about the cost to build a home on that lot.

STEP 5

Negotiate buying the lot with a 30 day “due diligence” period. Make an appointment to talk with a City of Sanibel Planner during this period to get information on the City rules, etc. We will attend the meeting with you if you would like. Sellers generally agree to pay for Title Insurance and transfer fees to the state of Florida. You pay for a survey
— $1,000 to $2,000.

STEP 6

Our builder works with the City and provides the City with the paperwork to get a permit. This period can take between 2 and 4 months.The actual building of the home can take 10-12 months. Have this conversation with our builder. We recently have build two homes and will do it again.

READY TO VIEW? CALL ANN: 239.850.0979